What to Pack for China: Essential Items to Put in Your Backpack

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Asia, China | No Comments
What to Pack for China: Essential Items to Put in Your Backpack

Planning a trip to China? There will no doubt be a lot of questions on your mind. How will I navigate the country with no Mandarin (if you can’t speak it)? How will I take the trains alone? How will I handle the food? These questions, and many, many more, were at the top of […]

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Langkawi for Plant-Based Travellers

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Asia, Malaysia | No Comments
The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Langkawi for Plant-Based Travellers

One of Malaysia’s most loved tourist destinations, Langkawi is a popular destination for travellers. It is an archipelago made up of ninety-nine islands, surrounded by gorgeous turquoise sea. Picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hill, with the shoreline fringed by powder-fine sand and swaying coconut trees, make it a perfect destination for nature lovers. If you’re […]

Travelling with Carry On Luggage Only in Asia: A How-To Guide

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in Asia, Bali | No Comments
Travelling with Carry On Luggage Only in Asia: A How-To Guide

  One of my best sustainable travel tips is to pack less, because less items means reduced fuel emissions on transport. It also means favouring solid, package-free toiletries over weighty bottles. And guess what? Sustainable travel is often also cheap travel, and travelling in this way could save you a ton of money. I hate […]

Two Week Philippines Itinerary

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Asia | No Comments

It wasn’t until a few years ago, when three of its islands were dubbed the best in the world, that the Philippines caught the attention of adventurers, beach-goers, and vacationers all over the world. Now, it is definitely well known for its white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, fantastic dive sites, and beautiful sunsets. However, because the Philippines […]

A Complete Guide to Train Travel in China

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Asia, China | 6 Comments
A Complete Guide to Train Travel in China

China is an off-the-beaten-path travellers paradise. There’s no specific path through the country, no tourist shuttles transporting people to each destination, and very few bars and restaurants catered especially for backpackers. Because of all of this, China can seem a little daunting; but in reality it is very easily navigable, even if you’re a solo traveller. […]

Backpacking China: Itinerary for First Timers

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Asia, China | 7 Comments
Backpacking China: Itinerary for First Timers

China is a pretty daunting country to travel in. Whether you’re travelling solo through China or exploring the country with a group, it’s a good idea to thoroughly research and plan your trip there. I spent seven weeks exploring the Asian country last summer, and it’s fair to say that I was a teensy bit unprepared.I landed in Beijing […]

The Ultimate Solo Travel in China Guide

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Asia, China | No Comments
The Ultimate Solo Travel in China Guide

China is many things. Crazy, overwhelming and unique are all words that could be used to describe this Asian country. Solo travel in China can seem pretty daunting – it’s often near impossible to know exactly what is going on while exploring the country, especially if you have little grasp of the language. If you’re thinking […]

Hong Kong Accommodation: Are hostels in Chungking Mansions safe?

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Asia, Hong Kong | 11 Comments
Hong Kong Accommodation: Are hostels in Chungking Mansions safe?

I’m travelling on a budget. And Hong Kong was expensive. I knew it would be costlier than China, and I’d set aside money for that. But I really wasn’t expecting it to be as dear as it was. Honestly, I think it may be the most expensive place that I’ve been to. Or at least […]

How to visit a Longsheng Rice Terrace without a guide

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Asia, China | 22 Comments
How to visit a Longsheng Rice Terrace without a guide

Now, I’m not saying that I didn’t enjoy Chinese cities. I loved Shanghai way more than I thought I would, and I enjoyed exploring a remote city in China, Liaoyuan. But, after six weeks exploring city after city, I thought my head was going to explode. As I arrived in Guilin from a 21 hour train […]

Please Visit the Nanjing Massacre Memorial While You’re in China

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Asia, China | 3 Comments
Please Visit the Nanjing Massacre Memorial While You’re in China

Nanjing – just another Chinese city. Or is it? The place has actually boasted a huge amount of national importance over the country’s history. It was once the capital of South China (‘Nanjing’ literally means ‘South Capital’ whereas ‘Beijing’ means ‘North Capital’) and today, is one of those cities with a centre that’s developing at […]

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